Bin Laden, Most Wanted For Embassy Bombings?
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a longtime and prominent member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, which notes his role as the suspected mastermind of the deadly U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa on Aug. 7, 1998.
But another more infamous date -- Sept. 11, 2001 -- is nowhere to be found on the same FBI notice.
The curious omission underscores the Justice Department's decision, so far, to not seek formal criminal charges against bin Laden for approving al-Qaeda's most notorious and successful terrorist attack. The notice says bin Laden is "a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world" but does not provide details. (read on for why this is so.)
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Monday, August 28
Is this why they let him get away?
It's funny that I had my family check the FBI's most wanted list yesterday afternoon after we watched "On Native Soil", to show them that bin Laden is not wanted for 9/11. Just found this in today's WaPo: